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CPD resources

What you need to do

CPD is an important part of our professional standards which aim to improve public safety and confidence in social work.

How to record CPD (video)

You must record CPD on your online account to meet our registration renewal requirements.

What counts as CPD?

You should always be looking for ways to improve your practice so you can provide the best possible support.

Advice for social workers who are not in direct practice

We recognise that many social workers on our register do not directly offer social work support, or do not have a caseload.

CPD examples

Your CPD should be personal to you and your practice. These examples should not be viewed as best practice.

Top tips for recording CPD

A quick guide to recording your CPD to help you get the best out of your CPD and to prepare for registration renewals.

CPD guidance (PDF)

Download our guidance on CPD.

Validation assessment

On 22 December, we will randomly select 2.5% of social workers for validation assessment.

The CPD standard

Our professional standard relating to CPD (standard 4) sets out what you need to do to maintain your registration.

CPD blogs

Latest CPD news, including guest blogs from social workers and a top tips guide for recording CPD.

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